Author Archives: Hope Naomi

About Hope Naomi

Lover of all things tea and travel.

2017: a goodbye letter

Dear 2017, I met you on the beach in Tybee Island, giddy for my first New Year’s Eve kiss with a boyfriend. I missed the countdown, though, so when fireworks started going off I was confused. Was it midnight? Justin … Continue reading

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on desire, disappointment, and christmas eve:

Every year since 2012 I wholeheartedly believed I would get married that year. Without a doubt, January 1st would roll around and I would be like THIS IS IT! 12 months later, I would sit through a Christmas Eve service with … Continue reading

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on being 31 and engaged:

I was 21 when my best friend’s older cousin got engaged. I remember thinking, “Wow, I’m glad it happened for her… because she’s old.” After getting engaged this year I called that friend up and asked her how old her cousin … Continue reading

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on being really, really happy:

Two years ago one of my friends made a comment about how my blogs were always about me struggling or going through a hard time. I was offended. But I knew he was right. The last few years have been … Continue reading

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on being 30 and falling in love for the first time:

Every year around this time I write a post on what it’s like being whatever age I am and single (26, 27, 28, 29). This year I bring you a post about what it’s like being 30 and in love. Slow. … Continue reading

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thoughts on dating & pornography: part 2

Written from the point of view of Justin, my boyfriend!  I first “met” Hope right after I got home from the World Race in June 2013. I came down to Georgia for an event at Adventures where she was the … Continue reading

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thoughts on dating & pornography: part 1

It was the summer of 2014 and a boy asked me to lunch. Lunch turned into late night phone calls and romantic emails. He lived in another state, but there were flowers waiting for me when I came back from a trip … Continue reading

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